ROBERT C. BORDEN
It’s the season for a myriad of holiday concerts – with a variety of music to suit just about any taste.
“Sing Thee Nowell” will present on Friday seven centuries of Christmas music while the Friends of Chamber Music will present a cappella the group New York Polyphony.
The concert will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the A&M United Methodist Church. As always, the concert is a gift from the Friends of Chamber Music to the community, with free admission.
“Sing Thee Nowell” is the band’s sequel to their CD “Times Go By Turns”. Both recordings earned the group Grammy nominations.
New York Polyphony describes “Sing Thee Nowell” as “an intimate Christmas meditation spanning seven centuries of music, a unique, diverse and haunting musical experience.”
The members of New York Polyphony are Geoffrey Williams, countertenor; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and Craig Phillips, baritone.
Friday’s concert will feature music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Composers featured at the concert will include George Ratcliff Woodward, Andrew Smith, Thomas Byttering, Richard Smert, William Byrd, Antoine Brumel, Antoine Busnois, Jean Mouton, John Tavener, Michael McGlynn, Paul Manz, Gustav Holst, Susan LaBaar and Peter Maxwell Davies.